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Into Month 2

Hi all

Well into Month 2 now and not really missing smoking anymore. Not counting the days now, stopped the constant munching and my weight has stopped rising.

If only I could shift this blasted cough I would be a very happy chappie indeed

:):):)

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Hi all

Well into Month 2 now and not really missing smoking anymore. Not counting the days now, stopped the constant munching and my weight has stopped rising.

If only I could shift this blasted cough I would be a very happy chappie indeed

:):):)

Hi Andy,

2 months is brilliant bud, what are the pre quit patches. Iv neaver heard of them before, and are you still on them.

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They are part of the NiQuitin range. You can continue to smoke with them on and they shouldn't make you feel ill like normal patches. What I found they did was help me not to want a cigarette at all and actually hit that stop button.

I packed them in a few days after I stopped so have been completely Nicotine free now for about 5 weeks.

:):):):)

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They are part of the NiQuitin range. You can continue to smoke with them on and they shouldn't make you feel ill like normal patches. What I found they did was help me not to want a cigarette at all and actually hit that stop button.

I packed them in a few days after I stopped so have been completely Nicotine free now for about 5 weeks.

:):):):)

Brilliantly done:D

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All

Just to clarify I'm into Month 2 rather than at the end of it.

:)

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Great going Andy,

And nicotine free now as well,you must be proud of yourself..:D

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Many congratulations Andy, both on Month 2 and on being nicotine free. :)

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Hi all

Well into Month 2 now and not really missing smoking anymore. Not counting the days now, stopped the constant munching and my weight has stopped rising.

If only I could shift this blasted cough I would be a very happy chappie indeed

:):):)

Hi Andy, well done on getting into month 2 you have done really well:) Have you been to the docs to get your cough checked out? Might be worth it to put your mind at rest and then you can be a happy chappie a lot sooner:)

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Hi Haze

Haven't been to the GP yet. Going to give it another couple of days. One of my girls is full of cold so may be that I am coming down with the same thing.

Weird thing its only really got worse in the last week:confused:

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Hi Haze

Haven't been to the GP yet. Going to give it another couple of days. One of my girls is full of cold so may be that I am coming down with the same thing.

Weird thing its only really got worse in the last week:confused:

Hi Andy, fair enough, I just think it is worth getting it checked and the fact it has got worse 'could' be because you have quit:) Sharing a house with people with a cold was guaranteed to give me a cough, I picked everything like that up when I smoked, not any more though:)

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Bit the bullet and made an appointment for this afternoon.

Pretty sure it will be something and nothing but will admit it has me worried

:(:(:(

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OK - So the cough is nothing to worry about but

Blood Pressure through the roof 180 over 100. First time I have had it checked 6 times in a row.

Now being sent for a variety of tests ECGs etc - great joy but at least I'm not being told to stop smoking cos I already have.

:):(

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Glad to hear the cough was ok. Glad you went though and got checked out, they can also sort all the other things too. Always a wise idea to see gp even if you think it's nothing! :o

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Blood Pressure through the roof 180 over 100. First time I have had it checked 6 times in a row.

Now being sent for a variety of tests ECGs etc - great joy but at least I'm not being told to stop smoking cos I already have.

:):(

Andy, you aren't alone mate. My BP has been erratic for some years. When I quit I confidently expected it to drop but it did the opposite- top reading was 202 at one point :eek:. Whilst it has dropped it is still very high so I'm off to surgery later for 24 hour BP monitor. I had blood tests & ECG a couple of years ago for same reason (all normal) but it looks like I'm heading for meds for the BP this time (narrowly avoided it last time).

I wouldn't mind but despite being a little overweight I'm hardly Waynetta Slob. :mad: GP says it could be hereditary in my case (or just one of those things) but at least I didn't get a lecture re smoking this time.

At least BP is easily sorted out and I am very pleased to hear your cough is nothing to worry about. :)

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Thanks for all your support guys - it really means a lot to me :):):)

It was actually your comments that got me to see the Doctor in the first place and its probably just as well I did before I got to the call an ambulance level. At least I have a chance of rectifying some of this.

Spent today looking at all the things I need to swap out now (worst of all some I have been using as a prop instead of smoking)

So far Caffeine drinks have gone - actually Caffeine free tea and coffee is OK although I may still need the morning hit.

Lots of nuts and seeds type mixes and biscuits to replace the crisps and hob nobs.

Oh and I got a DIY Blood Pressure tester from Lloyds Pharmacy which was only £15 but what the Doctor recommended. Works a treat.

A word for all you guys still struggling along with me or just starting out - KEEP GOING

If I hadn't have stopped it would be one more thing I would have to try to sort out now and I doubt I would have dared go to the Doctor whilst on 30 a day. Probably would have put me in a box one way or another

:):):):)

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